Before deciding to change careers and pursue medicine, our students come from a fascinating variety of backgrounds. Some joined us directly after completing their undergraduate education, while others had years in an established profession. Students in the class of 2017-2018 come from a wide range of backgrounds and careers, including in the fields of acting, speech pathology, finance, music production, gerontology, prosthetics, national parks education, politics, the military, social work, medical scribing, and psychology.
All of them made the decision to change their lives by beginning the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program as the first step toward becoming a medical professional.
"I loved how supportive and positive our cohort was throughout the year. I made some lasting friendships and had a wonderful time despite the occasional intensity of the coursework. Some of my favorite memories from this year were the events in Claremont and our group get-togethers and dinners."
Angela Hirsh, Class of 2016
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2016-2020)
Average age of students: 26
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.68
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Soka University of America
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Florida
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Southern California
Music Production & Engineering
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Women’s and Gender Studies
English and Comparative Literature
Science, Society, and Medicine